Rose-Hulman and Transylvania Advance to HCAC Men's Soccer Title Match
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GREENWOOD, IN - The HCAC men's soccer title match has been set after an exciting first day of action. No. 2 Rose-Hulman and No. 4 Transylvania advance to Saturday's title match in Terre Haute after posting victories today.
The first match of the day saw Transylvania tangle with No. 1 seed Earlham in Richmond.
The Pioneers received their only goal from junior midfielder Stephen Willoughby (Richmond, Ky./Madison Central) in the 19th minute of action. Earlham answered with a second half goal to knot the score at 1-1. After a pair of overtime periods, the Pioneers advanced by defeating the hosts 4-2 on penalty kicks.
Rose-Hulman rolled to an impressive 3-0 victory over No. 3 seed Hanover. Rose senior forward Drew Belk (Jasper, Ind./H.S.) scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead the Engineers.
With the win, Rose-Hulman has earned the right to host Transylvania in the HCAC championship match at 1:00 PM Saturday in Terre Haute. The winner will receive the HCAC's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament.
No. 4 Transylvania at No. 2 Rose-Hulman – 1:00 PM